School of Nursing, UMMC Jackson Campus.

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  • Tina Martin, PhD, RN, Dean 
  • Sharon McElwain, DNP, RN, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs
  • Anne Norwood, PhD, RN, Associate Dean for Practice and Partnership
  • Michelle Palokas, DNP, RN, Associate Dean for Administration, Assistant Dean for Accreditation and Evaluation
  • Lei Zhang, PhD, MBA, Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship 
  • Audwin Fletcher, PhD, RN, Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs; Director of Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Track
  • Marilyn Harrington, PhD, RN, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
  • Leigh Holley, DNP, RN, Assistant Dean for Oxford Instructional Site
  • Linda Upchurch, DNP, RN, Director of DNP Program
  • Angela Duck, PhD, RN, Director of PhD in Nursing Program
  • Margaret Jeanne Calcote, PhD, RN, Director of Nursing and Health Care Administrator Track 
  • Kimberly Douglas, PhD, RN, Director of Nurse Educator Track
  • Tina Ferrell, PhD, RN, Director of RN to MSN Program
  • Jill Clayton, PhD, RN, Director of RN to BSN Program 
  • Derek Holt, DNP, RN, Director of Family Nurse Practitioner Track  
  • Carl Mangum, PhD, RN, Director of Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Tracks
  • Amy Carroll, DNP, RN, Director of Acute/Primary Care Pediatric and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Tracks
  • Robyn MacSorley, PhD, RN, Director of Clinical Skills and Simulation Center
  • Chelsey Andries, DNP, RN, CPN, Director of Accelerated BSN Program Jackson
  • Lacey Gentry, MSN, RN, Director of Accelerated BSN Program Oxford
  • Keyshawnna Lee, PhD, RN, Director of Traditional BSN Program – Jackson Campus
  • Camille Beals, DNP, RN, Director of Traditional BSN Program – Oxford Site


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